According to local reports, South Korean actress Kang Soo-Yeon suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday and was rushed to hospital.
Local Police and emergency services reported that Soo-Yeon was found unconscious in her Gangnam District home around 5 p.m. and given cardiopulmonary resuscitation during her transport to the hospital.
News emerging from some sources reports that Soo-Yeon collapsed due to an intracerebral hemorrhage, and is undergoing emergency surgery, although these reports have not been confirmed.
The 55-year-old actress remains in a coma and in critical condition.
Kang rose to stardom in 1987 after becoming the first Korean actor to win the ‘best actress award at the Venice International Film Festival for her role in ‘The Surrogate Womb (1987),’ and second time at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in ‘Come Come Come Upward (1989).’
Kang, who is one of Korea’s most critically acclaimed actors, will appear in her first commercial movie appearance in a decade, in the sci-fi film Jung-E expected to be released on Netflix later this year.